I'm shamelessly ripping this from a blog I read. I'd love to get reactions from both fundamentalist and mainline Christians. source Personally, I'm not committed to the literal historicity of the first, say, 11 chapters of Genesis; they read an awful lot like other Ancient Near Eastern creation myths. And I think one can still be a Christian and not affirm the literal historicity of the events in those stories. I'm pretty committed to the story of Jesus - virgin birth, death, resurrection, ascension - and I am confident that those are necessary conditions for Christianity. But are they sufficient? I'm not sure.